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Younus Khan in top-10 test players in ICC rankings

The International Cricket Council issued players’ rankings in test and Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz climbed into the top 20 for the first time in his career.

The pacer took a five point jump from 25th position, according to the latest Test player rankings released by the ICC on Sunday.

Veteran batsman Younis Khan gained seven slots to reach number 9 in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, after scores of 175 not out and 13 in the Sydney Test which Australia won by 220 runs. Pakistan ODI captain Azhar Ali is on sixth position.

Pace bowlers Josh Hazlewood of Australia and Kagiso Rabada of South Africa attained career-best rankings by climbing to third place and eighth position, respectively.

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock moved to a career-best eighth position after scoring 101 and 29 in Cape Town, ahead of AB de Villiers (ninth rank) and Hashim Amla (10th rank).

Australia captain Steve Smith remains the top-ranked batsman, followed by India’s Virat Kohli and England’s Joe Root.

India’s R Aishwin is the top-ranked bowler while Ravindra Jadeja is on second position.